Pompeo: US removing ‘untrusted’ Chinese apps to protect Covid vaccine work – video | US news- Tempemail

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, says the Trump administration wants the removal of ‘untrusted’ Chinese apps from service in the country. Calling popular social media platforms TikTok and WeChat dangerous, Pompeo also raised concerns around data theft of intellectual property, including potential Covid-19 vaccines, through cloud-based services. Speaking Continue Reading

Securing video streaming in sub-Saharan Africa- Tempemail

Guest post by Jan Spitalnik, CTO of subscription video on demand service, Showmax Maintaining a video streaming service across the whole of Africa is challenge enough, without the added pressure to secure customer data and protect the security of our shows and movies. Asking people to find ways to breach Continue Reading

Trump says US should take share of proceeds from proposed TikTok sale – video | Technology- Tempemail

Donald Trump says the Treasury should receive a share of proceeds from the proposed sale of Chinese-owned video app TikTok. The president’s plans come after he reversed his call to ban the popular app in the US due to privacy concerns. Speaking from the White House, Trump said the US Continue Reading

John Boyne accidentally includes Zelda video game monsters in novel | Books

John Boyne, the award-winning author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, has acknowledged that a cursory Google led to him accidentally including monsters from the popular video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in his new novel. Boyne’s A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom opens Continue Reading

‘After Boris Johnson’s Zoom call, all hell broke loose’: inside the world’s favourite video app | Technology

On 6 January, a day after the World Heath Organization first reported a strange cluster of pneumonia-like cases in Wuhan, China, a party invitation dropped online. “Mark your calendars”, read the invite sent out by Zoom, a video-conferencing company based in California, “for Zoomtopia 2020!” Innocently enough, Zoom was announcing Continue Reading

Selena Gomez releases video explaining social media absence: ‘it felt a little insensitive to post things’- Tempemail

Selena Gomez has returned to social media with a video explaining the reason behind her recent absence. In the one-minute video uploaded to Instagram on Wednesday, the singer began: “I wanted to take some time to do a quick message for you guys because I haven’t been posting that much. Continue Reading

Lily Allen deletes video saying she’s ‘worried’ about Wiley after grime artist’s antisemitic posts- Tempemail

Lily Allen appears to have deleted an Instagram video in which she says she feels “sad” seeing the row over Wiley’s antisemitic rants on social media. The Metropolitan Police said yesterday (25 July) that they are investigating the posts from Wiley’s Twitter and Instagram accounts. He was also dropped by Continue Reading

Playing video games doesn’t lead to violent behaviour, study shows | Games

Video games do not lead to violence or aggression, according to a reanalysis of data gathered from more than 21,000 young people around the world. The researchers, led by Aaron Drummond from New Zealand’s Massey University, re-examined 28 studies from previous years that looked at the link between aggressive behaviour Continue Reading

Is the video games industry finally reckoning with sexism? | Games

Over the last two years, in a protracted and devastating #MeToo movement for the video games industry, hundreds of women have spoken out about the manipulative and predatory behaviour they have experienced in their video game careers. A 2018 investigation by games website Kotaku led to legal action at California Continue Reading